Letter to Commissioner Grove

Last week, members of the New House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Walz asking that he reinstate the requirement that individuals must be actively looking for work if they are receiving unemployment insurance. This is a long-established rule that helps to ensure people do not take advantage of the system.

Yesterday, Dept. of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Grove responded to the letter, claiming that these requirements are still in place.

The requirements may still be listed on the website and on applications for unemployment insurance BUT Executive Order 20-05 suspends strict enforcement of the statute that requires people to be actively looking for work. This was done in order to make it easier for people to receive UI. Governor Walz’s executive orders have created an environment where businesses are unable to hire enough workers. Now that the emergency is over, we need to reverse course and encourage people to get back to work.

Read our response to Commissioner Grove here:

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Letter to Governor Walz

This week, members of the New House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Walz asking that he reinstate the long-established rule that people on unemployment need to be looking for work, and must accept offers of work, or they will lose their unemployment.

Governor Walz’s executive order have created an environment where business are unable to hire necessary workers and grow our economy. If this is not changed, Minnesota will continue to experience a stunted economic recovery.

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Amendment Prohibiting Youth Sports Mask Mandate

Today Representative Drazkowski introduced an amendment that would prohibit requiring masks for youth sports. The CDC states, “People who are engaged in high-intensity activities, like running, may not be able to wear a mask if it causes difficulty breathing”.

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One Year of One-Man Rule

Saturday marks the one year mark since Governor Walz first declared his peacetime emergency. Over this year, Minnesotans have banded together in attempts to end Walz's emergency powers through votes in the legislature, lawsuits, recall petitions, and even articles of impeachment. This timeline tells the story of all of these different movements.

 

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Minnesota Small Business Owners Share Their Stories

Minnesota families are set to lose everything if they cannot reopen their businesses. They have suffered through months of shutdowns and restrictions, and are currently hanging by a thread.

https://youtu.be/rg8JZAp7hkw

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Many Minnesota Restaurants Face Potential Closure

Over 50 restaurants in Minnesota have closed this year, with countless others hanging by a thread due to a myriad of unforeseeable hurdles, such as forced COVID-19 shutdowns and rioting in the Twin Cities. For restaurant owners Grant and Diane, this year has been incredibly difficult.

https://youtu.be/iWu0k6sqqs0

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MSHSL Reversal

THANK YOU for signing the petition to let families watch their kids play sports. The petition received over 1,300 signatures in 48 hours. The Minnesota State High School League has reversed their decision on not allowing spectators at indoor events. The allowance is now two spectators per each participant, meaning family members or friends are now able to watch their kids play.

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NHRC Continues to Fight For Freedom

Check out this video to see a chronological timeline of the New House Republican Caucus' fight against Governor Walz's unconstitutional power grab.

 

https://youtu.be/De98gtuBzDY

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HC8: The Resolution to END the Emergency Powers

Tomorrow, the New House Republican Caucus will be bringing forward HC8, the resolution to END the Governor’s peacetime emergency powers. If you want to see an end to the stay-at-home order, be sure to call your legislators and tell them that you support the resolution.

To find contact information for your local State Representative, look HERE.

Sign the petition in support of the resolution to make your voice heard.

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Give People the Freedom to Get Back to Work: Resolution to End the Governor's Peacetime Emergency

This week, our members lead the way and brought forward a resolution to end the Governor’s peacetime emergency powers. It is time for the legislature to take back their powers, and end the unilateral decision-making we are seeing by Governor Walz. It is time for people to regain their freedom to work and to make a living. It is time to stop the suffering brought on by this stay-at-home order.

https://youtu.be/W5uiN9Ct2y0 

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